This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition myocardial ischemia
Treatment no intervention
Sponsor Aiden Abidov
Collaborator Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Start date December 2011
End date December 2014
Trial size 380 participants
Trial identifier NCT01150578, Lexi-Echo2010


This study is for people who have a SPECT scan (nuclear imaging of the blood flow to the heart muscle) ordered by their medical doctors. As part of the SPECT scan, they will have been given a drug called regadenoson to widen and expand the blood vessels bringing blood to the heart muscle. The SPECT pictures of the heart are taken about an hour after the regadenoson is put into an arm vein through an IV. In this study, additional echo pictures will be taken and compared to the SPECT pictures.

The aim of the study is to see if the echo pictures work as well as SPECT to measure the blood flow to the heart muscle.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
Appropriate patients at University of Arizona Medical Center stress imaging laboratory who have a routine regadenoson SPECT nuclear scan will have simultaneous cardiac echo images obtained.
no intervention
No intervention

Primary Outcomes

Determine the diagnostic accuracy of state-of-the-art echocardiography after regadenoson administration (Lexi-Echo) in the evaluation of myocardial ischemia (determined by the reference standard myocardial perfusion imaging SPECT).
time frame: 10 minutes

Secondary Outcomes

Obtain short term (6 month) outcomes: hospitalization for ischemia or infarction, coronary angiographic (invasive or noninvasive) correlation when available for clinical indications, and mortality.
time frame: 6 months
Perform a limited cost-analysis of the two diagnostic testing options
time frame: 6 months
Obtain hemodynamic Doppler Echo variables to investigate the acute hemodynamic alterations during Lexiscan infusion.
time frame: 10 minutes

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients referred to a University of Arizona/Sarver Heart Center/University Medical Center stress imaging laboratory and scheduled to receive a regadenoson SPECT nuclear scan. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients unable or unwilling to undergo the clinically necessary stress test or to provide informed consent.

Additional Information

Official title Lexi-Echo - a Rapid, Portable, Non-radiating Diagnostic Test for Myocardial Ischemia That is Accurate Relative to Simultaneously Obtained Nuclear SPECT MPI
Principal investigator Aiden Abidov, MD, PhD
Description This is a single center, prospective, non-randomized, comparative, same-setting study of Lexiscan MPI SPECT versus state-of-the-art echocardiography. Lexiscan SPECT MPI will be performed per routine clinical protocol with Lexiscan administered as per package insert (0.4 mg in 5 ml IV push over 10 seconds followed by a 5 ml saline flush). Simultaneous echo/Doppler will be obtained immediately before (baseline), during and immediately post (peak vasodilation) using conventional techniques.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Arizona.